Ex-Birmingham striker Campbell shakes off dramas to net Blackpool winner

DJ Campbell put aside his off-the-field dramas to hit the winner for Blackpool at Peterborough United yesterday. Days after being arrested over a stabbing, Campbell came up trumps.

DJ Campbell put aside his off-the-field dramas to hit the winner for Blackpool at Peterborough United yesterday.

Days after being arrested over a stabbing, Campbell came up trumps.

Former Birmingham City forward Campbell scored the only goal of a match dominated by Blackpool who face Bristol City in a make- or-break final game.

The Tangerines moved up to sixth after Swansea’s 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United, and manager Ian Holloway paid tribute to his match winner.

“Maybe DJ was in the wrong place at the wrong time – that doesn’t make him a criminal,” said Holloway. “But he was in the right place at the right time on this occasion, and he’s a hero for me today.

“DJ’s been through a lot in the last few days, being dragged away from our training ground by five men, but he has scored the goal that puts us in a play-off place.

“It is going down to the last game of the season and we are in with a bigger shout than we have been all season. It’s in our hands now – great.”

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